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Damon in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Samuel Damon

 
 
Samuel Damon Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
1. Samuel Damon Marker
Inscription.  

Born in Massachusetts. Came to Texas in 1831. Served in Texas Revolution at Siege of Bexar as Wagonmaster for Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas". Stole the bells of Mission Concepcion (Property of Mexico, Texas' enemy) to melt into bullets. Also aided Gen.Sam Houston in 1836 campaign. Received a land grant from Republic of Texas, 1838. In this County, gave name to mineral-rich Damon Mound and to town where he was brickmaker for 50 years.
Recorded - 1970
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9552.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 29° 17.283′ N, 95° 44.802′ W. Marker is in Damon, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 8 0.1 miles south of Boone 6th Street. The marker is located near the center section of the Damon Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Damon TX 77430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edmund Calloway Darst (here, next to this marker);
Samuel Damon tombstone and marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
2. Samuel Damon tombstone and marker
Damon Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Darst (approx. 3.2 miles away); Needville Methodist Church Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away); W. H. Abrams Well No. 1 (approx. 9.3 miles away); Phillips Family Cemetery (approx. 9.6 miles away); Home of George B. McKinstry (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Old Three Hundred (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Damon.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Damon. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Samuel Damon tombstone image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 11, 2020
3. Samuel Damon tombstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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